If you buy a shirt at a store, you still have to pay tax for it even if you are giving it to someone else. The same applies for customs taxes. I am pretty sure that a gift means something someone is giving to you which you did not pay them for.Rodney said:I think it might actually be considered a "gift" (someone buying a "gift" for themselves or a loved one?) I could be wrong though.
Care to elaborate? =)Import said:If you take credit cards, be very careful about which countries you accept orders from. Some countries are notorious for credit card fraud - you might be surprised which ones.
Post it if you find it; that would be useful information.monkeylantern said:I have a list of all the non-taxable maximum values for all countries somewhere....I'll dig it up (such as the UK is GBP18 before an import tax, although effectively GBP32 due to how the tariff is structured, and Australia is AUS$1000)
Not much. Look into the USPS Global Priority flat rate envelopes - they can often be used to save you and your customer money (they're often cheaper than airmail). In general Global Priority is generally a bit more expensive than Air Mail, but occasionally it works out cheaper. Both are good (and often arrive at the same time), so unless the customer is in a hurry go with whichever is cheaper (but check both).comicaltees said:What do I, and other t-shirt sellers need to know about international shipping?
Not really. Always tell the truth, and let the customer worry about any consequences that causes for them (like import taxes).comicaltees said:Are there customs issues I should be aware of?
Generally it's fast and reliable.comicaltees said:What is your experience with international shipping?
I'll hunt around for the list, but for the vast majority of countries, unless they are buying more than 4 or 5 shirts, it's unlikely to break the threshold.error426 said:Great. So all I have to put is a small disclaimer that their liable for all import / tariff charges?
In Canada, when the package arrives they ask you for the money. If you don't have the money or you're not home, they take it to the post office and you can pay for it when you pick it up.error426 said:So how exactly do they go about paying this tax? When the delivery person comes to the door? Thanks in advance!
No kidding uhn? Weird. But I guess it does the trick!Jasonda said:In Canada, when the package arrives they ask you for the money. If you don't have the money or you're not home, they take it to the post office and you can pay for it when you pick it up.